the Business Forum and
the Economic Partnership
in Brighton & Hove
Homepage    BCRP Intranet    Funding    Events    Knowledgebase    Links    About us     Contact us
Key projects
Crime
reduction
 


Inward
investment
information
 


Licensee
Forum
 

Workforce development 

Transport
 

Business &
climate
change

Property &
Development sites

Business
Improvement
Districts

Housing
 

Strategy
 

Consultation opportunities
 

Brighton & Hove Business Forum
8-11 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE
Tel: 01273 735442
Email: info@brighton
business.co.uk

© Brighton & Hove
Business Forum

Welcome
This is the official web site of the Business Forum and the Economic Partnership in Brighton & Hove

Brighton i360

The Business Forum strives to make the city a better place to live, work and visit. It is entirely self sufficient in terms of revenue and does not receive any grant funding from any source.

The Business Forum also established Brighton's first Business Improvement District [BID] and successfully led it to renewal in April 2011. It continues to administer the BID, which was renewed for a second time in 2016, and provides a base for the BID staff. The renewed Brighton BID will generate about £1.82m over five years to provide additional services to businesses in the BID area.

The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership [BHEP] works with other stakeholders to devise the economic strategy for the city. It works with other partners to input into the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership [LEP] for the sub region.

Details of key project areas for the BHBF and BHEP are shown on the left hand side of this homepage and latest news is shown on the right hand side. All documents and stories are archived in the Knowledge Base which can be searched by subject or keyword.


Latest news
13 April 2018 - News
Brighton city Centre Vacancy Rates continue to buck national trend
Brighton's city centre vacancy rate has fallen by just under half a percent since September 2017. Read more...
12 April 2018 - News
The Ivy in the Lanes Set to open 2 May 2018
Following the refurbishment of its location in the historic south lanes, The Ivy in the Lanes has announced that the brasserie will open its doors on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, with reservation lines open from today (Thursday, 12 April). Read more...
11 April 2018 - News
Free Dr Bike Service Returns
The hugely popular bike servicing package is back, but book soon to avoid disappointment. Read more...
20 March 2018 - News
Brighton named most entrepreneurial city AND second best for student happiness according to Fresh Student Living
Choosing the right university is an important step in any student's academic career. Read more...
19 March 2018 - News
A Meeting with Chris Fox, Lib Dem Peer - Why Business Matters
Brighton and Sussex are great places to do business - what challenges and issues do you see and what do you think should be done to help matters? Read more...
14 March 2018 - News
Better Business for All Event with BEIS
Help change how local regulation is delivered and received Read more...
7 March 2018 - News
Brighton celebrates women in tech as Spring Forward festival returns for a fourth year
Spring Forward, Brighton's month-long celebration of women in digital culture returns to the city for its fourth year. Read more...
6 March 2018 - News
Six months of success for BTN BikeShare
BTN BikeShare today (6.3.18) releases its six-month user figures, which suggest it is the country's best performing bike share scheme outside of London. Read more...
2 March 2018 - News
Sustainability in Action masterclasses for Sussex businesses
The Green Growth Platform provides green businesses with the support they need to take them to the next level. Read more...
2 March 2018 - News
Doing Business in China comes to Brighton
Join this Department for International Trade (DIT) South East roadshow to see how you can grow your business in China and network with market experts and representatives from DIT. Read more...
1 March 2018 - News
Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce presents: Protecting your brand- a guide for fast growth businesses
If you want your business to grow and flourish, you need an effective brand. Read more...
1 March 2018 - News
Long haul passengers boost local economy and jobs, according to new Gatwick report on the 'Visitor Economy'
New report highlights benefits of long haul travellers to regional economy Read more...
28 February 2018 - News
Save time reporting crime
An innovative app designed for Crime Reduction Partnerships across Sussex will make it easier for businesses to report crime and anti-social behaviour. Read more...
27 February 2018 - News
Warren Morgan Resigns from Brighton & Hove City Council
After 15 years of being a councillor, the Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council stands down. Read more...
23 February 2018 - News
Brighton Technology Company, Paxton Ranks in Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For
Brighton-based global technology company, Paxton, is celebrating being named as one of the UK's top employers with its 49th placed ranking in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2018 list. Read more...
23 February 2018 - News
Greater Brighton's Commercial Property Database
Attracting businesses to the region is something local authorities and their partners are increasingly working together to do. Read more...
22 February 2018 - News
SE-ASSIST - Launch of Loan Capital in Greater Brighton
SE-Assist has to launched their latest SE-Assist funding round in Greater Brighton Read more...
19 February 2018 - News
House Price update Q4 2017
House prices in Q4 have gone into reverse since the third quarter of 2017. Could this be the start of a trend for 2018? Read more...
19 February 2018 - News
What would you do in a crisis?
Sometimes bad things happen to good companies. Read more...
19 February 2018 - News
The investment journey for high growth entrepreneurs
Every successful business needs a financial business plan to support growth. Read more...
9 February 2018 - News
Make Change Count 2018 - helping rough sleepers in Brighton & Hove
The number of people sleeping rough and experiencing homelessness in our city has been rising, reflecting a troubling national trend. Read more...
8 February 2018 - News
Brighton Technology Company Paxton Announces Recipients of New Scholarship Programmein Association with the University of Brighton
A Brighton-based global technology company is investing in local university students with a new scholarship programme offering £30,000 of funding, months of on-the-job training and exciting research opportunities. Read more...
8 February 2018 - News
Cyber London Accelerator Invites Summer 2018 Entries
Cyber London is Europe's first cyber security accelerator and incubator space. Read more...
8 February 2018 - News
Innovate UK Launches Strand 2 Emerging and Enabling Technologies Sector Competition
Through this competition, Innovate UK (IUK) is to invest in innovation projects that inspire new products, processes and services which can address challenges in emerging and enabling technologies. Read more...
8 February 2018 - News
Success In Sussex As Food And Drink Heroes Crowned Winners
Celebrations were in full flow on Wednesday 7 February as the Sussex Food & Drink Awards revealed the county's top food and drink producers for 2018, all hailed as local heroes as they received their winning trophies at the Amex Community Stadium in Brighton. Read more...
8 February 2018 - News
UK Games Fund - Fourth Round Open to Applications
The UK Games Fund is intended to support UK video games development. Read more...
8 February 2018 - News
Innovate UK & Prince's Trust Launch Young Innovators' Programme
A new nationwide initiative has been announced to find the next generation of young UK innovators and provide them with support, advice and funding to explore new ideas for enterprise. Read more...
6 February 2018 - News
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership launches 'Kit Out The Kitchen' crowdfunding campaign
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership has launched a month-long crowdfunding campaign to raise £20,000 for a Community Kitchen where local people can be inspired to cook for health, fun and friendship. Read more...
2 February 2018 - News
Brighton & Hove Council and Crest Nicholson win £15m government funding to kickstart King Alfred project
Brighton & Hove's King Alfred redevelopment has won £15.2m from the government's Housing Infrastructure Fund - the second highest in the country among over 130 grants announced. Read more...
1 February 2018 - News
Could a Utilise Plus Programme grant help you?
Utilise Plus helps support energy efficiency improvements for SMEs. Read more...
 


Browse our business Knowledgebase or search by keyword


Headlines

13 April 2018
Brighton city Centre Vacancy Rates continue to buck national trend
12 April 2018
The Ivy in the Lanes Set to open 2 May 2018 11 April 2018
Free Dr Bike Service Returns 20 March 2018
Brighton named most entrepreneurial city AND second best for student happiness according to Fresh Student Living 19 March 2018
A Meeting with Chris Fox, Lib Dem Peer - Why Business Matters 14 March 2018
Better Business for All Event with BEIS 7 March 2018
Brighton celebrates women in tech as Spring Forward festival returns for a fourth year 6 March 2018
Six months of success for BTN BikeShare 2 March 2018
Sustainability in Action masterclasses for Sussex businesses 2 March 2018
Doing Business in China comes to Brighton 1 March 2018
Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce presents: Protecting your brand- a guide for fast growth businesses 1 March 2018
Long haul passengers boost local economy and jobs, according to new Gatwick report on the 'Visitor Economy' 28 February 2018
Save time reporting crime 27 February 2018
Warren Morgan Resigns from Brighton & Hove City Council 23 February 2018
Brighton Technology Company, Paxton Ranks in Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 23 February 2018
Greater Brighton's Commercial Property Database 22 February 2018
SE-ASSIST - Launch of Loan Capital in Greater Brighton 19 February 2018
House Price update Q4 2017 19 February 2018
What would you do in a crisis? 19 February 2018
The investment journey for high growth entrepreneurs 9 February 2018
Make Change Count 2018 - helping rough sleepers in Brighton & Hove 8 February 2018
Brighton Technology Company Paxton Announces Recipients of New Scholarship Programmein Association with the University of Brighton 8 February 2018
Cyber London Accelerator Invites Summer 2018 Entries 8 February 2018
Innovate UK Launches Strand 2 Emerging and Enabling Technologies Sector Competition 8 February 2018
Success In Sussex As Food And Drink Heroes Crowned Winners 8 February 2018
UK Games Fund - Fourth Round Open to Applications 8 February 2018
Innovate UK & Prince's Trust Launch Young Innovators' Programme 6 February 2018
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership launches 'Kit Out The Kitchen' crowdfunding campaign 2 February 2018
Brighton & Hove Council and Crest Nicholson win £15m government funding to kickstart King Alfred project 1 February 2018
Could a Utilise Plus Programme grant help you? 1 February 2018
Shoreham Port Facilitates Huge Operation 18 January 2018
IUK Announces Collaborative R&D Funding for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Simulation 18 January 2018
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches $1 Billion Corporate Venture Capital Fund for Next Generation Mobility 17 January 2018
PORTlife #17 Newsletter Out Now 17 January 2018
Over £19,000 raised for Burning the Clocks 2017 11 January 2018
Brighton Main Line Improvement Project: Planned closures in October 2018 and February 2019 11 January 2018
Come on in! Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 8 January 2018
Sussex Business SkillSnap targets hospitality industry skill shortage 3 January 2018
House Price update 2017 Q3 20 December 2017
£14.35 Million European Regional Development Fund Launched